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Exterior scenes, Nuremberg Palace of Justice; Judge Birkett reading part of judgment at Nuremberg Trial

Film | Accession Number: 2002.541.1 | RG Number: RG-60.3613 | Film ID: 2528

Judgment of Nazi Leaders at Nuremberg, Germany, 30 September 1946.
(Mute) Exteriors, good atmosphere in streets. MS of MP checking pass of soldier on a motorcycle. Shots of guards in truck, armored cars and on foot, around the palace. Scenes of MP directing traffic, and civilians having passes checked 04:12:20. CU of sign: " STOP, DETOUR". Shots of the facade of the Palace of Justice. (Mute) MS, Herman Goering, Rudolf Hess, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Wilhelm Keitel, Alfred Rosenberg, Hans Frank, Hjalmar Schacht, Albert Speer, Karl Doenitz and Erich Raeder. 04:15:57 All stand in court as justices enter. Pan from prisoners' dock to justices entering court to Justice Birkett reading judgment. 04:16:20 Cameras on tripods in the corner. Close views of defendants, looking quite tense. 04:17:10 Streicher. 04:17:50 Speer and Streicher, others MS. 04:18:07 Goering and Hess, MC, then Ribbentrop very grim. At 04:18:30 sound begins, when Birkett (mid-sentence) talks about the passing of the Secret Reich Defense Law and the abolishment of its publication by Hitler. He continues discussing the rebuilding of armed strength, etc... 04:19:00 Slow pan, defense counsel looking glum. 04:19:30 Cameras on tripods in corner of courtroom. 3 cameras visible, to 04:20:01.

Event:  1946 September 30
Nuremberg, Germany
Accessed at United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Record last modified: 2021-06-03 12:43:03
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